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Marquez: A Mexican Solved The Manny Pacquiao Puzzle

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, 38-years-old, is feeling good about the events related to his career in 2011 - but it could have been better. He finally had his dream come true in November, when he stepped in the ring for a third time with Manny Pacquiao.

Marquez moved up to a catch-weight of 144-pounds to challenge Pacquiao for the WBO's welterweight crown. Although Marquez lost a twelve round majority decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a lot of the ringside experts, and the viewing public, believed he won. 

"I can say that this year lacked the cherry on the cake. I just want people to remember that moment in time [third Pacquiao fight], because I'll always have it in my memory, and I will relive it and enjoy it as much as I can - because on that night Mexico returned to the top in boxing," Marquez told Sal Rodriguez.

"In summary I can say that it was great to feel the affection of the people. The years will pass and people will remember how we beat Pacquiao, remember that a Mexican solved the puzzle, and every time you remember it, you should feel very proud to be Mexican."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-30-2011

[QUOTE=-Top Rank-;11615060]I admit that even though I box, I don't know near as much as professional fighters. However, Duane Ford and Dave Moretti are arguable the two best judges in boxing and both scored the fight for Pacquiao. Their knowledge…

Comment by Khalid X on 12-30-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11606762]" [I]they robbed him[/I] " ~ Finito Lopez. [B]EVERY SINGLE FIGHTER[/B], bar [B]NONE[/B], who was interviewed after that fight said that Marquez won, including Pac's own stablemates Khan and Chavez. Yup, thats right..... [B]Pactards know more about boxing than boxers…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-29-2011

[QUOTE=tlaloc;11611689]Are you guys serious? LMAO[/QUOTE] I have that toyman clown on ignore for continual dishonesty. Believe it or not, I am more justified in ignoring him for dishonesty than for stupidity :D

Comment by tlaloc on 12-29-2011

[QUOTE=Toyman;11604607]i think manny did that purposely to mess up marquez' mind. You think about it; Marquez absolutely knows he lost the 3rd fight [and the first 2 as well] which is why he hasnt filed his protest. What really will…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-27-2011

" [I]they robbed him[/I] " ~ Finito Lopez. [QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11603393]I love how pac-farts continually quote Sugar and Bernstein, and yet those two guys both insist that Marquez won all 3 fights :D Almost EVERY ringside observer said that Marquez won. Almost…

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